(Closed) MARYLAND bees(especially in Baltimore area) How much did you pay?

posted 5 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Hi!  We paid about $1200 for our flowers in Baltimore.  We chose a florist who is directly downtown to cut down on delivery fees (our venue is in Mount Vernon, near the Inner Harbor).  That price included:

1 Bridal Bouquet (blush roses)

8 single stem roses for my 8 bridemaids

11 Bouts for the 8 groomsmen, two fathers and officiant (my fiance’s brother)

12 Centerpieces (hydrangeas and roses)

Cost of two deliveries: Delivery to my hotel (we wanted flowers beforehand for the photos, as we did a first look) and set up at the venue.

I bought two little fake floral pomadors online for my flower girls, since we didn’t want to deal with the clean up of petals.

Our wedding is in two weeks, so I can’t speak to quality of service yet, but I hope this helps!

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

We were married over on the shore where prices are a bit higher, and paid $1200 for 1 bridal bouquet, 1 bm bouquet, 1 in memoriam display, and 1 very long centerpiece (our reception seating was 1 long table seating 30 people). Flowers used were tulips, cala lilies, asian lilies, hydrangea, stock, roses, and more that I can’t remember. Basically I gave my florist a budget and my inspiration images, then let her do her thing.

You may be able to save money by ourcing your own centerpiece receptacles and providing them to the florist for filling. you could also take a flower arranging class through CCBC, or look up the how-to guides on APW, order flowers through a wholesaler (online or there is a good flower mart in Silver spring) and DIY them.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Hey there!!! I’m in Baltimore!!! Yeah I difinitely had the wedding flower sticker shock during planning!!! Our flowers totalled almost $4000 but we had issues with our initial “floral designer” who was no longer trying to work with my initial budget so we had to enlist another florist to come in and take care of our ceremony and reception space. Floral designer # 2 did an AMAZING job!!!! I was in tears when I saw my reception space!!!! Floral designer # 1 did the bridal party bouquets and bouts (taken care of by her $1000 required non-refundable deposit to secure our date)

You can PM for the floral designer company names. Wink

 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@Liss13:  I recommend Colleen at Divine Designs & Events – she is in Federal Hill.  But yes, depending on the number & type of bouquets, ceremony arrangements, centerpieces, etc. flowers can certainly add up.  A good florist can help come up with cost-effective ideas.  Good luck! 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

 

 

Ok yes there can be serious sticker shock! If the wedding is in the spring/summer/fall I would check with local flower growers and buy direct from them. Ours even arranges themfor you. Other options would be Sam’s Club or perhaps a local grocer’s that does flowers.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Oh forgot to give you price I am paying. I am geting filled my milkglass collection (of which this is half}:

plus having my bouquet made for around $300. Love local sources lol

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

Speaking of local sources, if you are happy with having whatever is in season, there’s a flower farm in Anne Arundel county that does beautiful work with flowers grown right there on the farm.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I used the Dundalk florist Bouquets by Bell.  She works out of her home so her prices are much more reasonable.  I paid around $1000 for:

  • Bridal bouquet (Anna Roses)

 

  • 7 BM bouquets (peonies and hydrangeas)

 

  • 18 centerpieces (mixed wild flowers)

 

  • 1 toss bouquet

 

  • 1 corsage for my MIL

 

 

 

 

 

Bridal Bouquet:

BM Bouquets:

Centerpieces:

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’m going with Perry Hall Florist.  I was very impressed by the initial meeting I had there.  My quote was about $1200, but I’m not using the most expensive flowers (a lot of hydrangea- costs more per stem, but much bigger)

Bridal bouquet (freesia, roses, hydrangea)
4 BM bouquet
6 boutonnieres
6 corsages
2 altar arrangements
8 pew flowers
15 centerpieces (tall cylinders with 2 gladiolas and floating candles)

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Commenting to reference…I’ve been looking into buying from a wholesaler in Silver Spring!

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I’m in the Baltimore area. We’re playing around 2k which includes delivery, setup and clean up. We’re getting

1 Bridal Boquet (all fresh lavender)

3 BM Boquets (mix of sunflowers, stock and statice)

3 corsages

5 bouts (rosemary, lavender, and statice)

15 Centerpieces (Mix of Sunflowers and field flowers in Mason jars, surrounded by smaller mason jars with candles)

Escort Card Table Floral Display

Flowers for Cake

Ceremony Decor- There is a large arch that is going to covered in flowers (this added a bit to the total cost since it is a large space to cover but I’ve seen ceremony photos where it is just left blank and I don’t like them).

Hope this helps!

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